A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)Rating:

  • Dylan = 10 / 10;
  • Eloise = 8 / 10;
  • Raoul = 9 / 10;
  • Ronan = 9 / 10;
  • Simina = 9 / 10;
  • Andrew = 9 /10.

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) Synopsis:

Freddy Krueger was a maniac children-killer so infamous that, after being murdered, he became a demoniac entity that can attack his victims in their dreams. If he kills you in your dream, you die for real…

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) Review:

The simple fact that this movie introduced one of the greatest icons, “Freddy Krueger” to the world makes it an immediate reference. But let’s look beyond that – is there something in this horror classic that makes it outstanding – or are we all simply influenced by the notoriety of the villain?

Well beyond the character of Krueger, A Nightmare on Elm Street is a brilliant original concept. Freddy can only reach you via your dreams, but if he kills you in there, you die for real). It might be set of very simple rules, but they are extremely effective – and will be respected throughout the all 7 movies to follow (with some exception, especially in A Nightmare on Elm Street 2). The second brilliant aspect of this movie is directly linked to first one: the kills. Because of the great initial concept, the movie is not bound to the laws of physics and virtually anything can happen in dreams. The variety of the kills, and how wild they all are, is what makes this first movie (and the all franchise) delightful to watch over and over again.

To me, A Nightmare on Elm Street is simply one of the most innovative horror concept of all time. The only thing left to debate is whether this one is the best of the franchise…and I would say close, but not! For me, it comes aclose second after the third one.


 

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) Cast:

John SaxonJohn SaxonLt. Thompson
Ronee BlakleyRonee BlakleyMarge Thompson
Heather LangenkampHeather LangenkampNancy Thompson
Amanda WyssAmanda WyssTina Gray
Jsu GarciaJsu GarciaRod Lane (as Nick Corri)
Johnny DeppJohnny DeppGlen Lantz
Charles FleischerCharles FleischerDr. King
Joseph WhippJoseph WhippSgt. Parker
Robert EnglundRobert EnglundFred Krueger
Lin ShayeLin ShayeTeacher
Joe UngerJoe UngerSgt. Garcia
Mimi CravenMimi CravenNurse (as Mimi Meyer-Craven)
Jack SheaJack SheaMinister
Ed CallEd CallMr. Lantz